The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement lauding the signing of Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island), into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
“The Everglades Foundation applauds Governor Rick Scott for signing this positive and science-based step toward the restoration of America’s Everglades into law.
“The signing of this long-awaited action will expedite the planning and implementation of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir which will significantly reduce the amount of harmful discharges coming from Lake Okeechobee. It will also provide us with the opportunity to store, clean and send large amounts of Lake Okeechobee water into the Everglades and Florida Bay, where it is desperately needed.
“Governor Scott has long been an advocate for protecting and preserving this national treasure, and we thank him for again standing up for the health and wellbeing of our Everglades and the State of Florida.”
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